As Ireland’s only female Master of Wine, there isn’t much about the industry that Jane Boyce isn’t well versed in. She meets LAURA MURPHY to talk about life in a traditionally male dominated business and Ulster’s growing interest in learning more about it
IN pre-nineties Northern Ireland, men and women had fairly pre-defined roles when it came to the purchasing of alcohol.
Women, to put it bluntly, generally didn’t. Purchase drink, that is, unless they were ordering it over the bar, throughout the course of a night out with friends, or a romantic meal with their other half.